Les Aldrich music shop in London’s Muswell Hill had been advertising ‘Record Store day’ for some time.
I was curious to know if it would attract any attention and confess I was somewhat doubtful, I certainly didn’t expect to see a queue of people waiting outside in the early morning hours of Saturday April 19th and it seems this continued throughout the duration of the day.
Record Store Day, now in its 7th year, is celebrated by independently owned record stores in the UK with special CD and Vinyl releases made exclusively for the day, as well as promotional goods and in-store live gigs and events.
If you can’t find what you want on the shelf they order it for you- from the good old classics, to new mainstream releases and even the darn right bizarre. My latest ( by recommendation of Ed the manager at Les Aldrich) certainly belongs to the darn right bizarre category ,I’m not even sure how to describe it- Indian mixed with Jazz and some pretty amazing vocals?? anyway,it’s great,
But whatever the case may be, Vinyl is definitely back, which makes me very happy. If you’re not familiar with this medium it’s definitely worth checking it out and if you are, it’s definitely worth checking out what’s on offer.